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Weed Control in Organic Field Crop Systems

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:00 pm until 12:30 pm
McLean Fire Hall, 2 Stevens Road, McLean, NY

Phone: 607-391-2662
Contact_Name: Fay Benson

Description: 11 am-2 pm, Matthew Ryan, Ph.D., agroecologist, and assistant professor at Cornell’s Sustainable Cropping System Lab, Ithaca, NY, will discuss crop rotation, cover crops, and other cultural weed management practices. His work has included studies using cover crops for organic no-till soybean production, perennial grains, and climate change adaptation.

An organic farmer panel at the February 21 event will include Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York Farmer Number 01 Tony Potenza of Trumansburg with a long history of organic field crop experience; Peter Mapstone, who works with his son Jeremy to grow forage and grain to feed their 300-cow organic dairy in Manlius, NY; and Phil Stauderman of Genoa, NY, who raises organic crops for his son Karl’s dairy and to sell.

Registration is requested. Each event has a $5 charge for lunch. To register, call Steph at 607-391-2662 or email Abbie at for all events. For more information on the Cornell Organic Dairy Program, contact Fay Benson, Cornell South Central NY Dairy Team,

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